When the enemy discovers their hidden home, Mirikami is forced to lead 117 Kobani ships in a desperate attack against 3,000 Krall ships and uncounted warriors. Armed with a 22,000-year-old computer virus, and sheer courage, they must disable every enemy ship and weapon. The last time this tactic was tried against them, the Krall eradicated the entire Olt'kitapi civilization.
That's just one foe the Kobani face. The PU president rejects diplomatic recognition of the new Galactic Federation, and diplomat Mirikami is ordered arrested for genetic crimes and for provoking Krall attacks on Hub worlds. To reveal the president's duplicity in a secret deal with the Krall leader, he accepts a life or death challenge fight with an old enemy, right on the capitol steps, with news cameras rolling.
Then, proving the galaxy remains a dangerous place, the huge Thandol Empire, a former Olt'kitapi enemy, forcefully announces that its elephantine rulers intend to annex the Orion Spur. That happens to be where both the Kobani led Galactic Federation, and Human Space reside. Naturally, the Kobani decline the Empire's violently phrased demands, doing it in their typically harsh and forceful manner.
In leading up to that confrontation, the Kobani learn the basis of the Empire's claim to Federation Space, and it predates the Krall conquests. The prior owners may have a claim. The Empire's initial punitive reaction to Kobani rejection reveals they have a pain causing nerve weapon, used for crowd control in the Empire. This mild sounding weapon proves to be devastating to those with organic superconducting nerves. Life on Koban could be wiped out by a riot control ship.
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"FANTASTIC! (And Book 6 is on it's way to Audible!)"
In Book 5 of the series, Steve Bennett takes us to an whole new level of strange alien fun time! (Hang on to your support post!)
Everything the Kobani have learned and achieved in the 20 plus years since the start of the Krall invasion is finally turned on their enemy. With the technical support of their alien friends on Haven, the Kobani have added even more enhancements, and have a far great number of new Kobani in their ranks, as they desperately pursue the Krall and their deadliest weapon yet, through human space in a frantic effort to save the human home world: EARTH!
And just when the Kobani thought it might be safe to go home and start a Federation of their own, new neighbors come to call . . . and they're not nice guys!
The action is non-stop, the aliens are stranger than ever, and it ends with a very surprising "BANG!" (Every time I read this book I think it's my favorite in the series -- but that's how I feel about all of the books!)
HEY KOBAN FANS!!!: Book 6 is hot off production and should be cleared for Audible purchase by November 15th -- still with Eric Michael Summerer as the narrator!
I. CAN. NOT. WAIT!
I -- HIGHLY RECOMMEND! -- the whole series!
"I love this series!"
The story line, the interaction between characters and the way it is written.
I like his style of reading.
I can't wait for the next one.
Koban 5: A Federation Forged in Fire expands the story from the first four books and serves as a transition between the previous story arc and the next. The narration brings the characters to life, and the era of the Kobani seems secure as they bring humanity onto the galactic landscape. I'm looking forward to Koban 6!
"Can't wait for the next one!"
Love this series, can't wait for the next installment. I want those gene mods.
It ended without a finish. After a long wait to know what happened and how it ended, It left you up in the air. It was as if you were swimming to shore and when you though you were 4 FT from the sandy beach , you realize the beach was an illusion.
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"Love this series. "
Love this series! just when you think they're safe another might makes right species comes knocking on the galactic doorstep.
Very entertaining and an exposure to positive genetic possibilities. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
"The Koban series should not be missed!"
I can't say that Forged in Fire is better than the printed version, just a different perspective. I always read a book in print before listening to one on audible. Eric Summerer brings the book to life again. I listen in the car, listen while gardening or cleaning, and if I can stop listening long enough, it's very relaxing. I absolutely love both reading and listening to the Stephen Bennett Koban series and look forward to each addition.
Of course, I particularly like Mirikami, but my favorite characters are the Rippers. Mr. Bennett has given each a personality and a back story. We learn of their mother from the first book when she gets trapped in the human camp behind an electrified fence while she pregnant with two cubs. Fantastic read. Not to be missed.
Mr. Summerer gives all of the character an extra element. He is somehow able to breathe new life into each character - never distracting, only contributing to the character's personality.
Don't see the movie without reading and listening to the Koban series first!!
"Another great Koban installment"
Already read the book so this purchase was simply to hear Summerer's excellent skill in giving voice to the characters. As expected he did a fantastic job.
As with prior Koban books, the pace was fast and the dialogue entertaining. If you read the priors and enjoyed them, this one is a no-brainer. Looking forward to the next one.
"What to say? Wow! Just Wow!"
Like all of these books, this one is a continuation in utter brilliance! If you are into the series do I need to tell you to get it? Of course not.
If you are reading this by chance and have miss the earlier books? Hell, what you doing? Go get the first one and begin your journey into this wild universe created! You will not regret it.
This has to be some of the best Sci-Fi I've listen to in years! It's truly mind blowing. Get it.
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